TVA Television Network

Toast et Café

Network: TVA Television Network

Broadcast Run: 1965 to 1969

Broadcast Medium: Television

Toast et café was truly the very first morning talk show broadcast live on Quebec television. It aired from 1965 to 1969. The host Dominique Michel and her colleagues quickly grasped that just talking about anything and everything would not be sufficient to keep the interest of the TV audience. They thus decided to invite guests onto their show. Dominique Michel was replaced by Fernand Gignac, who was later replaced by Paolo Noël, as well as Lucien “Frenchie” Jarraud. In addition to reporting on current events and news, there were also music, advice and even yoga courses.

Written by Yvon Chouinard – September, 2008